Coalition Builds

Creating local partnerships to end human trafficking

TAT’s Coalition Build program is a catalyst in building public-private partnerships between key industries, law enforcement and government agencies throughout North America. Coalition Builds create pathways for strategic engagement at the state/provincial and local levels as stakeholders come together to leverage their networks in the fight against human trafficking. Coalition Builds inspire decision makers at trucking companies, truck stops, bus companies, public transit agencies, energy companies, transportation associations, government agencies and law enforcement agencies to act, while equipping them with the practical tools they need to become force multipliers in the anti-human trafficking movement.

Goals and Approach

TAT Coalition Builds strive to establish effective and sustainable working relationships between industry leaders and law enforcement on a state/provincial and local level to combat human trafficking.

While TAT plays a substantial role in spearheading the initial coalition and maintains an ongoing role in equipping its partners with training resources and guidance, it is TAT’s public-sector partners (law enforcement and government agencies), along with its private-sector partners (associations and companies), who assume the lead in their communities moving forward. These efforts result in the development and implementation of effective locally tailored strategies to close loopholes to traffickers.

What to Expect

TAT Coalition Builds are half-day events co-hosted by state/provincial or local law enforcement and industry stakeholders. Attendees receive training on human trafficking, hear a presentation from a survivor-leader, learn about human trafficking cases that have been investigated and prosecuted in their area, gain insights into how human trafficking may be intersecting with the trucking, bus/transit or energy industries, find out how to access and utilize TAT’s niche-specific training resources, and receive a commitment from TAT to providing free, ongoing consultation on implementing anti-trafficking initiatives at their company/agency/organization.

Sample Agenda

10:00 – 10:10: Welcome / Introductions

10:10 – 10:40: Overview of Human Trafficking

10:40 – 11:10: Survivor Perspective

11:10 – 11:20: Break

11:20 – 12:00: Industry Engagement Strategies

12:00 – 12:30: Lunch

12:30 – 2:00: Law Enforcement Panel + Q&A

Local Engagement

Since 2012, TAT has conducted 82 Coalition Builds in 42 states and 3 provinces. Click on the map below to see the impact and outcomes of an individual Coalition Build or view the Coalition Build impact reports below.

Measuring Impact

Click on the year below to see the Coalition Build impact reports.

Upcoming Coalition Builds

February 14th - Midland, Texas
February 21st - Denver, Colorado
March 12th - Green Bay, Wisconsin

If you are interested in joining us for an upcoming Coalition Build or would like to help organize one in your area, please contact